This Lullaby

A Novel

Dessen, Sarah

Book - 2002
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
This Lullaby
Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.

Publisher: New York : Viking/Speak/Penguin Group, c2002
ISBN: 0670035300
Branch Call Number: y DESSEN
Characteristics: 345 p. ;,22 cm


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Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.

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Mar 15, 2015

romance book are the same to me, this one was pretty good, but I had read better romance

Jan 27, 2015
  • littlemaggiemae rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sarah Dessen is my guilty pleasure. Her books are full of a good dose of some teenage melodrama, but I enjoy every one of her books. This one in particular was good, I sort of liked how Dexter changed her without trying and without her really noticing. It didn't seem forced, just like it flowed.

Jul 09, 2014
  • 4everMe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I remember sneaking this book home from the school library because I knew my parents wouldnt approve of me reading romance novels. I started the book, and it was remarkably beautiful. Unfortunately I got bonbarded under the pressure of homework and exams so I never got to finish. Definitely going back to look for it at the library. Even if I have to sneak it again.

Feb 04, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This Lullaby Is pretty good.

Aug 13, 2013

This Lullaby is my favourite book; it is funny, romantic, and truly flawless. Reading from the perspective of eighteen year old Remy is extremely interesting; Remy was raised by a mother who had five different husbands leading Remy not to believe in love. Remy has dating down to a science with one very strict rule: no musicians. The reason Remy has created this rule is because her biological father was a musician, and he left her, her brother and her mother when Remy was young. Remy has her whole life planned out until she meets Dexter. Remy meets Dexter by chance at her new stepdads car dealership Remy finds Dexter annoying and irritating, until they meet again. Dexter breaks every rule Remy has about love; he is messy, loud, unorganized and worst of all a musician. Much to her dismay, Remy finds herself falling for him. The story of Remy and Dexter is exciting, fun, flirtatious, and heartbreaking all at the same time. While you read this book you will cry, laugh, and just want more. This is the first Sarah Dessen book I have read and it will definitely not be the last. I love everything about this book including the title; the title makes you interested, and it relates to the book effectively (This Lullaby is the name of a song that Remy’s father wrote for her). Another reason why you will love this book is because the characters are developed very well. An example of this is how Remy goes from a cynical pessimist when it comes to love to a girl who follows her instincts. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

May 10, 2013
  • Melliestrawberry rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

OVERALL: Amazing :D

*first off this is the first book i ever finished by Sarah Dessen, I read the beginning other others book, but i put it off cause ofstuff*

Okay.From the cover (i judge books by their covers, sue me) I knew that I was going to love this book.

First few pages- Long, tiresome. I remember me feeling like it took forever to go to Chapter 2.

Honestly, I don't really love Remy's character or how she views things. (Maybe because she's like the exact opposite of me) What I really like, though, is the development of her character through the novel.

Dexter-He's sweet, the positive, optimistic bubbly guy.

~The storyline is unclear from the start, not being able to grasp much from the blurb. At the middle of the book, I didn't know how much longer Sarah Dessen could continue this novel. I felt like it was dragged. Not much action really taking place.But I was wrong. What i just wrote might sound depressing and may mislead you, but this book is amazing.

Later, it starts to take off, 100 pages being a quick whizz. The changes are deep. It has meaningful quotes there about love and life and such things.


I just finished it today and I had to write a review, just cause.

I don't normally write reviews. Not even for Divergent or Insurgent (gasp)

Dec 03, 2012
  • MissLillieBear rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

KInda boring, fall asleep reading it everytime. ~sigh~ but i really love Sarah Dessen books, i want to read all of them but this book didn't really interest me that much but like all the Sarah Dessen books, patience is key. I just wanted to read it 'cas i want to read all her books but this is not one of my favourites but not one of my least favourites. It all depends.

Nov 30, 2012
  • surfing59 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is my favorite out of all of her books its really good. I would deffinitely reccomend reading it!

Aug 07, 2012
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Possibly my favourite Sarah Dessen book ever. Really enjoyed the story, all the characters and had several laugh-out-loud moments.

Aug 06, 2012

Really good. Dexter is so persistent in the beginning that I wanted to smack him! But he turned out to be a real sweetheart in the end.

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Jun 10, 2012
  • Indigo_Tiger_1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Watching him go. What a weird feeling that was. I decided I didn't like it. Not at all" (Dessen 203).

Nov 04, 2011
  • BookFaerie27 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I saw her in the produce section late last Saturday. It hadn't been but seven days since she went away. Once she'd loved my filet mignon, my carnivore inklings, but now she was a vegan princess, living off of beans. She'd given up the cheese and bacon, sworn off Burger King, and when I wouldn't do the same she gave me back my ring. I stood there my the romaine lettuce, feeling my heart pine, wishing that this meatless beauty still would be all mine. She turned around to go to checkout, fifteen items or less. And I knew this was the last go-round, so this is what I said.
Don't you ever give me no rotten tomato, 'cause all I ever wanted was your sweet potato. Mashed, whipped, creamed, smothered, chunked, and diced, anyway you fix it baby sure tastes nice."
-The Potato Song

Jul 29, 2010
  • kejhenry rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It's not overrated. There's a reason for all those songs."


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Feb 04, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

crazycoolbff thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Aug 16, 2012
  • blue_bird_3138 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 04, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: It's mentioned in the book. Nothing serious though, but It also mentions porn pictures. :( eh.


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